We want children and adults at St Mary’s Primary School to be happy; learning and growing in a safe environment which values the whole person
At our school we respect everyone, promote teamwork and co-operation and celebrate individuals’ successes.
We provide creative learning experiences that engage and inspire all learners to be the best that they can be.
By the time they leave us in Yr 6, we want all children to have developed the skills and attributes to be:
- independent and successful learners
- happy, healthy and confident individuals
- responsible and caring citizens
It is this vision and these values which underpin and inform our school curriculum and the learning opportunities through which we inspire and engage our learners, in preparation for their future lives.
At St Mary’s Primary School, we believe that a successful curriculum must be built upon high-quality teaching and inspirational learning opportunities, which allow children to learn in a way that motivates and interests them
The ‘Imaginative Learning Projects’ that we explore each half–term are mapped closely to the coverage and requirements of the new national curriculum, whilst allowing our learners and teachers every opportunity for flexibility and creativity to steer a theme and pursue a topic wherever their interests lead. This has enabled us to create exciting, engaging and meaningful cross-curricular links between programmes of study and different subject areas, whilst also developing and embedding the essential skills required of each and every child
Our curriculum, which is based on that of ‘Cornerstones Education’, is founded on a philosophy which promotes four key ‘cornerstones’ of learning, giving our learners the opportunity to
‘ENGAGE’, ‘DEVELOP’, ‘INNOVATE’ and ‘EXPRESS’.
At the ‘Engage’ stage, children:
At the ‘Develop’ stage, children:
At the ‘Innovate’ stage, children:
At the ‘Express’ stage, children:
In EYFS, our children work towards their Early Learning Goals, addressing key areas of learning and development in:
In KS1, our children have daily phonics sessions, based on the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonics teaching programme, in addition to a daily mathematics and ‘Connected Writing’ session. RE, PSHE and weekly PE sessions stand outside of the ‘connected learning’ opportunities. However, links are made where pertinent and possible
In KS2, our children have daily phonics or writing skills sessions, in addition to a daily mathematics and ‘Connected Writing’ session. As in KS1, RE, PSHE and weekly PE sessions stand outside of the ‘connected learning’ opportunities. However, links are made where pertinent and possible
For further information, why not explore our curriculum and its exciting learning opportunities through:
Curriculum Inclusion Statement– Provision for all pupils
At North Mymms St Mary's CE Primary School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum North Mymms St.Mary's Primary School remain committed to: